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Melissa Ponce

Melissa Ponce, Editor in Chief of Design

Melissa Ponce is a senior and the Editor in Chief of Design for the Wolfpack Times. This is her second year participating in the school newspaper and she is eager to write stories that will keep the school community connected despite distance learning. 

In addition to writing for the school newspaper, she has also created illustrations for the front cover and designed page layouts using Adobe InDesign. As EIC of Design, she looks forward to collaborating with fellow editors to ensure WolfpackTimes.net is consistent with its layout and is visually appealing. She is also a Los Angeles Times High School Insider writer. Through this program, she has published writing on a platform that is geared towards students and run by students. By attending a student journalism conference last fall, she learned from professionals in the field about various journalism fundamentals. One highlight she has from her experience in journalism is interviewing with a Los Angeles Times reporter for a story published on the front cover of the LA Times newspaper. 

Outside of the classroom, Melissa enjoys volunteering with her school’s Interact Club, where she participates in various local projects within the community. Furthermore, she loves to bake, run, and drink boba. In the future, she hopes to study public health and work towards a career that provides health resources to people in underrepresented communities. Feel free to contact her at [email protected].

All content by Melissa Ponce
FRESH AND LOCAL- Pictured above is Root of Life’s, ‘Viva La Vida Smoothie.’

Food Review: Root of Life

Melissa Ponce, Editor in Chief of Design
February 8, 2021
SENIOR YEAR DURING A PANDEMIC- During previous years, seniors looked forward to activities such as grad night, homecoming, and prom as they reached their final months as highschoolers. Yet due to the pandemic, numerous senior activities have been cancelled, leaving the Class of 2021 with mixed feelings. “I was looking forward to prom because that’s the big event we are all looking forward to and saving money for,” Daniela Gonzalez, a senior, said.

A Senior Year Like No Other

Melissa Ponce, Editor in Chief of Design
December 15, 2020
THE RESULTS ARE IN-  The MACES Class of 2024 elections revealed the new officers who will represent the freshmen during their first year as high schoolers. I hope to bring everyone together as one and just make the best out of this year,” 9th grade ASB representative, Aleena Monge, said.

Class of 2024 Election Results

Melissa Ponce, Editor in Chief of Design
November 12, 2020
A PASSION FOR READING- A new student-run club, Becoming Bookworms, organized by six MACES students plans to provide access to free books to those in low-income communities. Their passion stems from their hope to expand educational opportunities despite socio-economic status. “Knowledge opens so many doors and what better way to learn than by reading a great book?” Jamie Cardona, a Becoming Bookworm member, said.

Becoming Bookworms

Melissa Ponce, Editor in chief of design
October 29, 2020
Due to the coronavirus, back to school for students is unlike any year before. As a result, students have switched to online learning, which is paired with a new set of barriers and technical difficulties. “I have a lot of [technical] difficulties when it comes to online learning...I’ve been kicked out of Zoom calls before,” Abril Zuniga, a junior, said.

Students Face a Glitchy Back to School

Melissa Ponce, Editor in Chief of Design
October 1, 2020
Andrea Popoca, eighth-grader, develops her voice and shares stories through photography.

Learning through a new lens

Melissa Ponce, Feature Editor
March 31, 2020
GO GUARDIAN- A new program used on school computers has caused mix emotions. Some students believe Go Guardian is a useful monitoring tool, while others feel it is an invasion of privacy.

Go Guardian is watching you

Melissa Ponce, Features Editor
December 17, 2019
Students Conflicted About College

Students Conflicted About College

Melissa Ponce, Feature Editor
September 26, 2019
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